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The Baby Diaries- Week One.

on Thursday, 21 February 2013.

Our little lady has been here just over a week and my goodness what a week it has been.

She has entered our world, turned it upside down and made our little family complete.  I was a little bit nervous about having enough love to go around, but my heart is now completely divided into three- the love I have for my two girls, and my husband has just strengthened and grown.

I am so proud to be a Mama to these two little people.

Similar to my Bump Diaries, I have decided to do a weekly diary on the life of my little lady.  To record all her milestones and take a photo of her a week.  I constantly say to Mr E 'What was Mads like at this and that?'  It is amazing how quickly you forget the early days so I want to make sure I have a record of what she is getting up too.

Without further ado here is the first of 'The Baby Diaries.'

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This Weeks News...

My little lady was born on the 11th February 2013 at 12.52pm via c-section weighing 8lb 12oz at 39+3 gestation.  Her birth was wonderful, and I don't for one second regret deciding to have an elective section over trying for a vbac.  All that matters is she is here safely.  

As yet her cord hasn't come off, and she was weighed on Day 6 and has lost 9.5% of her birth weight, down from 8lb 12oz to 7lb 14oz so she will need to be weighed again early next week.

We had some newborn photos taken when she was 6 days old, and can't wait to get them back and have a look at them, especially as I have been pretty rubbish at taking any photos with my big camera. 

Sleep...

For the first two nights in hospital she slept quite well, but unfortunately I didn't as I can never sleep in hospitals.  Since we have been home her sleep has been pretty random- she sleeps all day and is awake all night.  She sleeps peacefully all day, rarely waking apart from to feed, but at night she is feeding every single hour and not settling well at all.  She doesn't seem to like her moses basket but is getting better at going in there.  The hourly feeds are making me very tired but hopefully she will start to stretch them out a bit longer, however she is a bit of a snacker when it comes to her milk.  We bought her Ewan the Dream Sheep after hearing people recommend it on twitter and she does seem to like it and feel settled by it, he plays lullabies or actual noises from the womb.  We still are generally settling her on us before putting her in her moses basket.  

Food...


I am breastfeeding her, just like I did her sister. It doesn't come naturally to me but I will certainly persevere.  I am at the stage where it is hurting so much to feed, well when she latches on, and my nipples are cracked and sore.  One was bleeding the other day.  I think the main problem is we don't get her latch perfect every time so then it hurts.  

She also is a snacker, and doesn't seem to be able to take any longer than a ten minute feed.  We try stripping her off but it doesn't make much difference.  As such I am slightly worried about my supply but hopefully it will work itself out soon.  She is generally feeding every two to three hours in the day and every hour to two hours at night, but only for ten minutes at a time.  She is starting to get a little bit windy, she often has hiccups but she seems ok. 

Other Milestones.


Being born is the big one of this week!

Blog wise, I have decided not to share her name, obviously people can guess what Mads name is (hint it is not Madison!) but I sometimes wish I had used a nickname so for the purposes of this blog my little girl no 2 will be known as LL.  Two reasons for this, firstly they are the initials of her first and middle name and secondly because she is my little lady!

 

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Comments (11)

  • Stephanie

    Stephanie

    21 February 2013 at 01:50 |
    My daughter was quite the snacker when she was a newborn, too. Thankfully she eventually grew out of it, but man..those first few weeks were painful! I love that you're doing the baby diaries with LL. What a great way to record all of her milestones.
  • Boo Roo and Tigger Too

    Boo Roo and Tigger Too

    21 February 2013 at 07:59 |
    What a lovely idea to share her milestones week by week. I like you cannot recall what Roo did at what age so not sure if Tigger is following her pattern or not.

    I look forward to hearing all about her milestones x
  • CherryBlossomRain

    CherryBlossomRain

    21 February 2013 at 09:06 |
    Lovely idea!

    I dont think for one second you have been rubbish at taking any photographs of you LL! I have loved every single photo you have taken and you have captured each picture perfectly, and the ones you have taken you will be able to cherish. (the one on the top of this post just melted my heart.. every time I read your blog I get a pang of broodiness!)

    Looking forward to next weeks xx
  • Alex

    Alex

    21 February 2013 at 09:16 |
    Congratulations. She is so little. I can't wait for my little one to arrive! :-)
    I look forward to reading your weekly updates!

    Alex xo

    http://bump--to--baby.blogspot.co.uk
  • Lisa | Mama.ie

    Lisa | Mama.ie

    21 February 2013 at 10:00 |
    Love this idea. I've been keeping a pregnancy journal as well, and I'm thinking that when this baby arrives, a weekly update would be a lovely thing to do - as a future keepsake if nothing else. In the meantime, I'm going to be checking in for your weekly updates as a timely reminder of what's ahead of me next month!
  • lucy at dear beautiful boy

    lucy at dear beautiful boy

    21 February 2013 at 10:00 |
    Ahhh, I'm glad you've decided to do weekly baby diaries. I love having mine for both my kiddos and it's actually been really useful looking back at the little man's ones to see when he did things.
    xx
  • Richmond Mummy

    Richmond Mummy

    21 February 2013 at 10:53 |
    Great minds think alike - I'm doing the same baby diaries thing for my new bubba, for exactly the same reason, I feel like I've forgotten so much about those early days with A. LL looks like a real cutie pie, lovely to hear how she's doing in her first week - hope the feeding and sleeping resolves itself soon and you feel better quickly xx
  • Susan Mann

    Susan Mann

    21 February 2013 at 13:09 |
    So adorable. Looking forward to seeing her grow x
  • Elaine Livingstone

    Elaine Livingstone

    21 February 2013 at 20:01 |
    welcome to the world LL, look forward to seeing her grow. You look after yourself, and good luck with the breast feeding, I do remember it being difficult
  • Karen

    Karen

    24 February 2013 at 11:28 |
    Aaahhh what a lovely idea, you forget how quickly they change.shes beautiful and you enjoy every minute with her xxx
  • jenny paulin

    jenny paulin

    06 March 2013 at 14:43 |
    this is a lovely thing to do and will be a great record to show LL's development. x

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